Friday, February 03, 2006

Taking Offense At "It's All In Your Head" Is A Big Mistake

By Nick Arrizza, M.D.I recall talking to a woman several months ago about her rheumatoid arthritis and trying to convey to her that her illness was the result of many beliefs and memories she had stored in her mind/body. It became obvious to me that she quickly jumped to the assumption that I was telling her that the problem was "all in her head".She even used the term herself and then surreptitiously cut me off and decided to end the conversation, much to her detriment. I say this because had she been somewhat more open and less conditioned by past experience to cutting me off she would now no longer be suffering from her crippling arthritic condition.It is for this reason that I feel it necessary to address this problem and try to convey as clearly as I can my thoughts about an issue that I feel has the potential to change the way we understand and treat illnesses on this planet.It has been my repeated observation, working with a new tool called the Mind Resonance Process(TM) (MRP) that almost any physical illness stems from emotional roots. Now by this last statement I caution you from jumping to the conclusion that this means that someone with a physical illness is in any way crazy.After all isn't this what is implied by the phrase "it's all in your head"? I wish to be unequivocally clear that this "IS NOT" what I mean when I say what I said above!What I do mean is that emotional trauma, of one sort or another, which in my view is responsible for all illness (emotional, mental and physical in nature) becomes stored in the person's mind/body at some level when it is experienced. At some point the individual finds the emotional pain associated with such trauma, or the fear of the pain, so great that they begin, without realizing the consequences, to repress the pain.What does it mean to repress the pain? Well it means to try to not feel it. How is this accomplished? In many ways: through denial, through substance and alcohol abuse, through distraction (i.e. workaholism, sexually acting out, violently acting out), through overeating, through a process called dissociation where a person leaves their body whenever the pain becomes too overwhelming, through self abuse (as occurs in self cutting, self burning, self mutilation etc.) and ultimately through suicide (the final anesthetic, so to speak).Where does the pain go when one tries to repress it in the ways I mentioned above? Well, for one thing it remains in the body! To illustrate this via metaphor let's say that you have an abscess (i.e. a pus ball) brewing somewhere in your body and you decide that because the pain associated with it is so great that it is best to try and repress it through some medium, say an anesthetic.For a while, you will feel a bit better because you won't feel the pain. However that doesn't take away the fact that the abscess is still there and even worse that it is growing and becoming a life threatening time bomb.Sooner rather than later it will start to spread and affect other nearby organ systems. Eventually it will cause a systemic (i.e. total body shut down) crisis which could ultimately kill you. This is called septic shock, which represents the infection from the abscess spreading through the entire body through the blood stream. When this happens death is not far away.So at this point does trying to ignore the abscess sound like a good alternative to you? Well I suppose only if you think that death itself is a solution to your problems. If that is the case then I suggest you stay tuned to a future article I will be writing about this very issue.Now having used the abscess metaphor I return to the emotional trauma itself. When the pain of an emotional trauma is repressed it doesn't go away, it doesn't diminish in intensity, and rather it brews and grows much like the abscess does. It also spreads throughout the mind and body and "infects" it in a manner of speaking.Now because you are trying so hard to "not feel" the emotional pain (which by the way is the mind/body’s way of trying to tell you that there is a problem inside you) the mind and body try their best to alert you in other more primitive ways that there is a problem brewing. You have given them no choice but to let you know it in physical terms i.e. as a physical problem. This is when the physical illness emerges.Of course it's not surprising then that if you are told that the physical illness stems from an emotional issue you might feel offended. This defensive reaction stems from the same fear you had of feeling the emotional pain in the first place. So what do you do? Well you likely take such a statement as an offense to your sanity and dismiss or denigrate the person who said this to you. What does this do? Well it just perpetuates the denial!With the denial comes a desperate effort to try and extinguish the mind/body's only remaining resources to tell you that there is a problem. That is you seek out the help of a physician who will give you the drugs that will eliminate the physical symptoms too. Have you ever noticed how many classes of medications are labeled with the prefix "anti"? For instance: anti-hypertensives, anti-arthritics, anti-inflammatory etc. Does this tell you anything?It simply means that the medical profession is in the business of colluding with you to try and help you suppress all efforts made by your mind and body to alert you to the presence of a problem. Why is this? Well because the medical profession is just as afraid of addressing emotional issues as you are.It has been my experience that the "fear of feeling the pain" (which is a signal of the emotional trauma stored within) that many individuals harbor within themselves is one of the most toxic things on this planet. Even more toxic than some of the most devastating plagues humanity has witnessed.The other thing I know is that such a fear is one of the easiest things to clear, once and for all from ones' mind and body with the new tool the Mind Resonance Process(TM).If you'd like to know more about MRP kindly read my many articles on this e-zine and visit the web link below where you can download a free audio experience of the MRP process.Dr. Nick Arrizza is trained in Chemical Engineering, Business Management & Leadership, Medicine and Psychiatry. He is an Energy Psychiatrist, Healer, Key Note Speaker,Editor of a New Ezine Called "Spirituality And Science" (which is requesting high quality article submissions) Author of "Esteem for the Self: A Manual for Personal Transformation" (available in ebook format on his web site), Stress Management Coach, Peak Performance Coach & Energy Medicine Researcher, Specializes in Life and Executive Performance Coaching, is the Developer of a powerful new tool called the Mind Resonance Process(TM) that helps build physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being by helping to permanently release negative beliefs, emotions, perceptions and memories. He holds live workshops, international telephone coaching sessions and international teleconference workshops on Physical. Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Well Being.Business URL #1: http://www.telecoaching4u.comArticle Source:,_M.D.

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